Pretzel Cookies/Blondies

Peanut (or any nut you want!) butter Cookies OR Blondies, baked with pretzel pieces to satisfy your sweet and salty craving.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword Pretzel Blondies, Pretzel Cookies
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Chilling 30 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 165 kcal
Author Bites Of Baking


  • 80 g all-purpose flour 2/3 cup
  • 8 g cornstarch 1 tbsp
  • 20 g oats 1/4 cup
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 38 g butter -room temperature- 1/8 cup (2 tbsp + 1 full tsp )
  • 16 g granulated sugar 1 tbsp
  • 33 g brown sugar 2 tbsp +1 tsp
  • 67 g peanut butter 1/4 cup
  • 1/3 egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup pretzel pieces
  • crushed pretzel M&Ms pieces -optional- for the cookies


  1. If you are making the blondies, preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line one large baking sheets with parchment paper (cookies) or a 4-inch square pan (blondies). Set aside.

  2. With a wooden spoon, mix the flour, cornstarch, oats and baking powder together. Set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl with a hand-mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream the butter and the sugars until creamy and light.

  4. Add the peanut butter and mix until incorporated.

  5. Then add the egg and vanilla and mix just until incorporated.

  6. On low speed, add the flour mix, and then the pretzel pieces.

  7. COOKIES: Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes to prevent overspreading. You can took the risk and skip this step.

    BLONDIES : Spread evenly the dough in the pan. You can add whole pretzels on top if you want. Bake for 15 minutes and let cool in the pan.

  8. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) if you are making the cookies.

  9. Scoop 6 cookies out of the dough and sprinkle with crushed M&Ms if desired. 

  10. Bake for 9 minutes. Set aside to cool before handling. Cookies will be very soft in the center and crumbly on the sides.

Recipe Notes

*Cook time for the Blondies: 15 minutes